Here's a Valentines gift from Fergus born artist, Julia Sanders. Those who remember the Fergus Market will remember seeing Julia's painting of the arch at the Templin Gardens just inside the Market's doors. Watch Julia talk about the painting and see (AND download!) the Valentine's Day card below.
I had been texting back and forth with Julia for a few months before filming in January. When I realized the video would release for Valentine's Day, I proposed an idea. Since the Elora 'Tooth of Time' in the gorge looked like a heart, could she possible paint a one-inch by one-inch heart-shaped Tooth of Time.
She made it even more grand.
Watch and see Julia's word below:
Julia Sanders Valentine's Gift to Elora & Fergus
Here's a wintery Tooth of Time beside the Elora Mill on the cascading waterfalls of the gorge.
I went to Centre Wellington District High School with Julia. We both share mutual friends and social circles, but it's been a long time since we've chatted. Filming was a great excuse to catch-up, so we met downtown Fergus to take a peak at the old Fergus Market.
We had a motif.
(above) Julia peaks into the former Fergus Market where she painted her largest mural
In high school, Julia was commissioned to paint here and although her work is long-gone, she vividly remembers the hours making her largest ever painting.
We walked across the very cold Grand River and headed for warmth.
We drove to her father's home and filmed a little interview for this Valentines Day webisode of We Are CW. Julia shared a memory of her mother and their love of art. She's forever a student of art and she shares some advice and lessons learned along her artistic journey.
Julia talks about her mother's influence
A few photos from our day
I'll post a short video in the future with Julia's father who shared details of his Fergus Heritage Home. You'll appreciate his deep voice. Here's Julia's Valentine's Day gift to the Centre Wellington community (and friends of CW) Make sure and follow her on Instagram and show her some love. I know she's working on several commission projects, so reach out and connect with her on Instagram if you're interested.
Julia Sander's Elora Valentines Day Card 'Tooth of Time'
Interested in a 8x10 print? Julia has a few prints with matte available for $50. Connect with Julia on her Instagram account here.
Here's a full introduction to Julia and her journey into art. She shows a recent piece of art from Elora Ontario that took over 30 hours. Her attention to detail becomes very clear in her painting of 'The Granary'
Artist Julia Sanders pays tribute to Elora,"Ontario's Most Beautiful Village"
Here's an introduction to Julia Sanders and how she discovered her artistic preferences.
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